Brad Wardell's site for talking about the customization of Windows.

It's funny how Twitter started out claiming it was a messaging service.  And yet, over the years, it has become as moderated, often with a political bias to its moderation, as any community forum.

I wonder if it might be worth putting in effort on JoeUser.com.  Before there was Facebook or Twitter, we had JoeUser which was intended to be a place where people could easily share their thoughts with friends.


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on May 29, 2020

I'am not on any social media sites.  I only post at WC.

on May 29, 2020


I'am not on any social media sites.  I only post at WC.

Hence, the wise part.

on May 29, 2020

I have never in my life 'twittered'....or is it 'twitted'...

2 'pages' on Facebook....one is a closed group of about 10 friends from the 70's, and the other is a bicycle club/group.

I spend more time actually monitoring activity on JU....'Spam Hunter' ....

on May 29, 2020

I have never bothered with any kind of social media platform, I don't even like texting on the phone. This forum here at Wincustomize and Stardock is the only place I communicate publicly , because I'm a skinner and I've been a member of the community here for so long.

-- Ace --

P.S. - ummm...ok , I create icons so maybe I'm not "technically" a skinner

on May 29, 2020


It's funny how Twitter started out claiming it was a messaging service.  And yet, over the years, it has become as moderated, often with a political bias to its moderation, as any community forum.

Are you referring the fact checking incident that happened the other day? If so I don't see it as a political bias but rather as an effort to make sure the truth is told. Correct me if I'm wrong as to your motivation. Thanks

on May 29, 2020

^ This

on May 29, 2020

AceMatrix

P.S. - ummm...ok , I create icons so maybe I'm not "technically" a skinner
You're a skinnner, no doubts there. A good one too!

on May 29, 2020

JanOscar


Quoting AceMatrix,

P.S. - ummm...ok , I create icons so maybe I'm not "technically" a skinner

You're a skinnner, no doubts there. A good one too!

LOL ....awww.....thanks   

on May 29, 2020


I'am not on any social media sites. I only post at WC.

Same here!  I never saw the fascination in so-called social media platforms and have avoided them like the plague after getting nothing but trouble and 1000's of unsolicited spam emails from Facebook..... 'do I know this person, do I know that person?   Nope, never again.

on May 29, 2020

Saying things like Facebook is not for me without further investigating how to use it and learn what you can do and alter a LOT of settings to make it fit your needs and use, is like installing a product from Stardock and never alter any of the settings and say it does not behave like you want it to, and never use it again - ever.

I never get e-mails from Facebook. I never see ads. I never see posts from people I don't know. All I see are posts from friends/acquaintances and groups that I have joined including a very useful closed/private one with things related to my work. Some groups are not that different from the forum here.

Also, Facebook Messenger is a full fledged text/photo/video/phone communication platform that I would prefer any day compared to my phone. SMS/MMS on phones are great, but come on, I doubt you have access to 1920x1080 or larger on a big screen, great sound and not to forget the keyboard on your phone.

on May 29, 2020

JanOscar

Saying things like Facebook is not for me without further investigating how to use it and learn what you can do and alter a LOT of settings to make it fit your needs and use, is like installing a product from Stardock and never alter any of the settings and say it does not behave like you want it to, and never use it again - ever.

I only ever went to Facebook just the once, to sign up and to adjust the settings to suit my needs.  Within an hour of creating my account I began getting dozens and dozens of unsolicited emails - spam, if you will - trying to set me up with various users around the world.  It got so bad that MS emailed me to say that my hotmail account would be terminated if Facebook didn't cease and desist.

I contacted Facebook to stop sending emails I neither wanted or asked for, but they still kept coming.  In the end I abandoned that email address and created a new email account.... meaning that Facebook was sending its spam to an unattended email address until MS deleted it entirely.  I've not had any issues since.  Thing is, I neither want or need social media platforms, preferring to keep in touch with family and friends via phone.

on May 29, 2020

I still pretty vividly remember Leo Laporte doing a segment on his radio show late 2006 or so about this new little application called Twitter & how you could 'follow' accounts of people you found interesting, mostly computer nerds like Leo.  Seems like Kim Komando mused about it around that time as well.  Neither had any idea how the cancer would grow.

Never appealed to me, never had an account or handle, though I lurk on 3 or 4 accounts for simple entertainment value, one of whom will be remembered as the Will Rogers or Mark Twain of blogging (tough call between them).  Don't have a Facebook page.  I'm lucky to get what I need to get done IRL these days, though I must confess to spending too many hours here back in the late 90's & 2000's when political discussions were way more fun.

on May 30, 2020


I have never in my life 'twittered'....or is it 'twitted'...
....

I believe it is 'twat'   

on May 30, 2020

Chasbo


Quoting ,

It's funny how Twitter started out claiming it was a messaging service.  And yet, over the years, it has become as moderated, often with a political bias to its moderation, as any community forum.



Are you referring the fact checking incident that happened the other day? If so I don't see it as a political bias but rather as an effort to make sure the truth is told. Correct me if I'm wrong as to your motivation. Thanks

It’s selection bias. And I don’t think Twitter is the arbiter of “the truth”.

on May 30, 2020

I don't post on anything but Facebook, and here on WC. On Facebook my friends are mainly family, fellow skinners, and close friends. I have no use for Twitter or any other social site at all, and never will.

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